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Total raised so far


£7,110.00 of £6,250 target +£1,325.00 Gift Aid See breakdown

Recent donations

5 months ago

Kathryn Hailey

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

Mark& team, I’ve just read the account of your adventure in the Cherry Lodge Cancer care newsletter. My goodness me, what a man you are, I was blown away by your sheer determination and courage! Having been a volunteer myself at Cherry Lodge for over 10 years and having met Amanda briefly when she helped at the shop I felt compelled to make a donation. Thank you for all you do and by the looks of it there is much more to come!

7 months ago

Adam Lee

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid

All the best Marc, great challenge/cause....

7 months ago


£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Thank you for completing this fantastic challenge for a brilliant cause

7 months ago

Malcolm Lazarus

£100.00 + £25.00 Gift Aid

Well done to all concerned

7 months ago

Kevin and Neil Goetz


We were cheering you on from the other side of the pond! Way to go! Much love, Kevin and Neil Goetz

7 months ago

Julia Kobrin


Well done Marc. Fantastic achievement for an amazing cause, best wishes Julia, Aviad and family x

7 months ago

Jon Levy

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

Congratulations Marc - fantastic challenge

7 months ago


£100.00 + £25.00 Gift Aid

So proud of you for making it through this tough challenge, such an inspiration to the girls and all who knows you. Welcome home my very special sailor ❤️

7 months ago

Tanya Arenson

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid

Wow Marc such an incredible achievement for such an amazing cause. You should be super proud

7 months ago

Scott & Melissa

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid

Amazing achievement - well done xxx

Marc Sidney is raising money for CHERRY LODGE CANCER CARE and North London Hospice

Marconi Transat Challenge - Canada to UK Atlantic Sail

My story

For those of you who know me well (and for those of you who don’t), I decided to set myself a personal challenge this year as I approach my 60th birthday in January 2023.

So I settled on short sail across the North Atlantic with an eight person crew. Some may call it the peak of a mid life crisis, I see it as the optimal test of my mental and physical strength. We will be crossing from St. John’s in Canada to Cowes on the Isle of Wight in the UK - a 1900 nautical mile sale across 11 days, commencing on 23rd July - passing no other land en route and with 25+ knots speed, minimal sleep, 2 hours on, 2 hours off, this will be a true test of endurance! The sailing boat, Osprey, can be tracked across the Atlantic via the following link -

Whilst doing this as a personal challenge, I wanted to take the opportunity to raise some much needed funds for two charities very close to my heart, The North London Hospice and Cherry Lodge Cancer Care Centre.

North London Hospice provides free care and support to patients suffering from illnesses that cannot be cured, living within the London Boroughs of Barnet, Enfield and Haringey. North London Hospice is multi-faith and aims to cater for people of all faiths, and those of none.

Cherry Lodge Cancer Care is a charity committed to improving the quality of life for those living with cancer, their carers and families.

All donations will be split equally between both amazing charities. I greatly appreciate any donation large or small - thank you so much and see you back on dry land - Over and Out - 'Captain' Marc Sidney!

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Marc Sidney is fundraising for 2 charities


Charity number: 1011629

North London Hospice

Charity number: 285300

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